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Who are the main stakeholders involved in the deployment?

Information on ERTMS can be directly obtained from the European organisations or from specific stakeholders in the different European countries. In this section, the main links and communication activities for both types of information can be found.

Useful links on ERTMS

The following are the most relevant generic links to European organisations’ webpages where useful ERTMS related information can be found. Details on the works of deployment and specific studies carried out in each European country will be found on this website section about each specific corridor.

European bodies

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ERA website

ERA website

The ERA is the "system authority" in charge of the ERTMS specifications. This is reflected on its website , which contains extensive information on ERTMS and technical specifications.

INEA webpage

INEA webpage

Innovation and networks executive agency. Management of the technical and financial implementation of TEN-T programme.

Information about each funded project, its scope and budget, related corridor, deadlines, beneficiaries, etc.

European ERTMS Coordinator for the EC

European ERTMS Coordinator website

Matthias Ruete, the European Coordinator for ERTMS, leads the ERTMS deployment. In this role, he monitors the implementation of ERTMS in the European Union. The activities and work plan of Matthias Ruete are available on the dedicated section of DG MOVE website.

General ERTMS related websites

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ERTMS.net

ERTMS.net

The ERTMS website is managed by UNIFE, the association of the European Rail Industry (www.unife.org ). They published a large number of ERTMS press releases on its website (including factsheets, newsletters, etc.).

UNIFE

UNIFE

UNIFE is the association of the European Rail Industry and includes over 80 companies dedicated to the design, manufacture, maintenance and refurbishment of rail transport systems, subsystems and related equipment.

UNISIG

UNISIG

UNISIG is an industrial consortium which was created to develop the ERTMS/ETCS technical specifications.

CER website

CER website

The Community of European Railways contains some information on ERTMS.

EIM website

EIM website

The EIM the European Rail Infrastructure Managers, occasionally publishes information on ERTMS.

ERTMS users’ group

ERTMS users’ group

The ERTMS users’ group is a European Economic Interest Group (EEIG) formed by a group of several railway administrations, which take part in writing ERTMS specifications.

UIC website

UIC website

UIC, the worldwide organisation for the cooperation of railway companies, publishes a large number of ERTMS documents through the "ERTMS platform". These are made available on their dedicated website section (see link).

ERFA – European Rail Freight Association

ERFA

The members of ERFA represent the entire value chain of rail transportation: rail freight operators, wagon keepers, service providers, forwarders, passenger operators and national rail freight associations.

S2R

S2R

Shift2Rail is the first European rail initiative to seek focused research and innovation (R&I) and market-driven solutions by accelerating the integration of new and advanced technologies into innovative rail product solutions.